Automation Certificate


Would you like a career in A high tech company working with state of the art automation systems?

The Automation & Advanced Manufacturing track specializes in automation, robotics, and process control with emphasis on computer-controlled systems for industrial manufacturing, system integration, instrumentation, simulation, and animatronics.  As a student in the program, you will develop skills used for careers ranging from manufacturing to theme park industries, military applications to water filtration and purification plants, and much more. 

The 18 credit hour technical core classes are aligned with the standards of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council.  MSSC standards define the knowledge, skills, and performance needed for positions in manufacturing.  After completing the technical core and General Education requirements, students are eligible to take the exam for MSSC Production Technician Certificate.


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Contact the Advisor

 Melanie Boyd
Instructor, Engineering Technology
 850-769-1551, extension 4051


Who is eligible for the automation, C.C.C. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the automation, c.c.c. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2020-2021 Catalog Requirements

Courses CH
 +#ETS2542C, Programmable Logic Controllers 3
 +#ETS2606C, Robotics 3
 +#EET2680C,Mechatronics I 3
 +#ETS2681C, Mechatronics II 3

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Advanced Technology Center Labs

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our high-tech labs and state-of-the-art equipment allow you to design in a dynamic, creative environment.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology